Blueberry Ridge Hat
The Blueberry Ridge Hat is knit bottom-up in the round using fingering weight yarn. It features twisted stitches and American moss stitch for a squishy, stretchy textured hat.
Interested in a coordinating cowl? Take a peek at the Blueberry Ridge Cowl pattern also listed in my shop!
Instructions are given for two different sizes (small and large) and includes suggestions for both beanie and slouchy hat styles, which makes the pattern easy to customize. Both written and charted instructions are provided.
The original sample is a size large on a person with a 21.5” circumference head (with a lot of hair!). The same hat fits a male, who has a 24” circumference head, comfortably. The pattern is quite stretchy.
- Tapestry needle to weave in ends
- 6 stitch markers
Each chart repeat uses two stitch markers. Knitters who can read their own knitting will likely only need 3 stitch markers.
Skills and Techniques
German twisted cast on, knitting in the round, working stitches through the back loops, basic decreases, right purl cross/twist, left purl cross/twist.
Although not necessary, the hat will knit up much faster if you can cable without a cable needle. Links to video tutorials are provided.
Testers rated the pattern difficulty as Advanced Beginner / Intermediate.
The sample was made with IndigoDragonfly CaribouBaa (100% Merino, Superwash) in colorway Tardis. For substitutions, a wool or wool blend with good stitch definition is recommended.
Small: US2/2.75mm circular needle with 16”/40cm cord, US3/3.25mm circular needles with 16/40cm cord, and US3/3.25mm double pointed needles
Large: US3/3.25mm circular needles with 16”/40cm cord, US4/3.5mm circular needles with 16”/40cm cord, US4/3.5mm double pointed needles
Small: 28 sts and 36 rnds = 4” / 10cm in American moss stitch
Large: 24 sts and 34 rnds = 4” / 10cm in American moss stitch
(Swatch knit in the round. Measurements taken after blocking.)